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Sleep and Weight Loss

More and more studies are showing that poor sleep patterns and not enough sleep are associated with weight gain.  Although we are not quite sure of the underlying mechanism, studies are pointing towards how appetite control signals from the brain are altered by sleep restriction.  Restricted sleep may increase the release of an appetite-stimulating hormone […]

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Female, Tired and Lethargic?

This is a post that I have been meaning to write for quite some time.  It is a little known fact that one in 3 women (worldwide) is anaemic. There are quite a few reasons why women can become anaemic but by far the leading cause is iron deficiency.  Iron is used by the body […]

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Cancer Prevention and Cancer Survival – What You Can Do

The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research recently issued 8 recommendations for the prevention of cancer. In short, these recommendations are as follows: –          Maintain a healthy weight –          Stay physically active –          Don’t smoke –          Eat a lot of plant-based food –          Limit your red meat consumption and avoid […]

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Attitude, continuity critical to weight control

A recent Courier Mail headline was troubling: Two in three Aussies are fatties. The article went on to say that information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates that 63.4 per cent of our adults are overweight or obese and that’s up from 56.3 per cent back in 1995. In 2007-08 the number was just […]

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Stop Scolding, Start Encouraging

It looks like healthcare providers around the world are catching on to something we’ve known all along through our experience in successful weight loss with Sydney area residents: It’s a far better strategy to encourage people as they work to control their weight, rather than scold them. You probably know the old adage that says, […]

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Getting Older, Getting Fatter

As we age, our body shape changes. We slowly lose muscle and we slowly gain fat. It is a part of life, but once we turn 40, male or female, our muscle mass declines by 1% per year. As a result, our strength decreases by around 3% per year. Studies have shown that older people […]

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Sleep Less, Weigh More?

It’s a sad fact, but being sleep deprived may lead to greater appetite and unwanted weight gain.  New studies have shown that a lack of sleep affects the timing of the release of specific hormones, namely ghrelin and leptin.  Ghrelin and leptin work in a “checks and balances” type of system to control feelings of […]

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Healthy Eating with The Body Doctor

The Body Doctor and Love Lunch Unite. The Body Doctor and Annalise Braakensiek recently joined forces to add further sparkle to Annalise’s growing food catering business Love lunch. Each week, Annalise and her team of chefs produce delicious organic, low fat, dairy, gluten and meat free recipes that can be delivered fresh to your home […]

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The Womb. Your Mother. Yourself

TIME magazine Oct 2010 We know that diet, environment and genes all play a major role in determining our weight and shape. However an emerging area of science known as foetal origins may provide even further clues as to why some people are predisposed to being overweight, as well as a number of other health […]

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